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IBM Studies DNA for Making Microchips

August 18, 2009
PASADENA, CA-The race to produce smaller and smaller microchips for everything from automobile systems to mobile communications devices has led IBM to turn to one of the very building blocks of life for help with the process-DNA molecules. IBM researchers, along with scientists at the California Institute of Technology, have discovered that the tiny components that run along a chip’s silicone surface will self-adhere to previously laid down DNA patterns. MORE
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Retirees Reminisce About Plymouth Assembly Line

August 18, 2009
EVANSVILLE, IN-William Miller and Willie Gray worked at the Chrysler plant here that turned out Plymouth automobiles in the 1950s. At the end of the decade, the facility closed and moved to St. Louis. The two men sat down for a panel discussion about their careers inside the sprawling operation. MORE
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New U.S. Kia Facility Will Produce the Sorento

August 18, 2009
IRVINE, CA-Kia Motors America said Tuesday that the first vehicle to be built at its new assembly plant in West Point, GA, will be the Sorento crossover. Production is scheduled to begin at the plant-the South Korean automaker’s first U.S. facility-later this year. The company has already hired almost 700 workers for the facility. MORE
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Assemblers Injured When Lithium Battery Explodes

August 17, 2009
RAYNHAM, MA-Six people were hurt, two seriously, when a lithium battery exploded Aug. 13 at Electrochem’s assembly plant here. The workers were assembling lithium batteries when one exploded, sending shrapnel throughout the room. MORE
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GM's Shreveport Plant Restarts Today

August 17, 2009
SHREVEPORT, LA-GM’s truck assembly plant here returns to operation today after a two-week shutdown. MORE
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New York Boosts Factory Output

August 17, 2009
WASHINGTON-Manufacturing in the New York region grew in August for the first time in more than a year, reinforcing signs the worst recession is nearing an end. MORE
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Report: Chrysler to Build Fiat in Mexico

August 17, 2009
AUBURN HILLS, MI-Chrysler Group is reportedly planning to build the Fiat 500 at a plant in Mexico, as opposed to building it in the United States. MORE
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Work Resumes Following Violent Strike

August 13, 2009
SEOUL, South Korea-South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Co. has resumed production following a 77-day strike that required an armed intervention on the part of the country’s security forces. MORE
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VW Planning for 100,000 Applications

August 13, 2009
CHATTANOOGA, TN-Volkswagen says it expects to receive as many as 100,000 applications when it begins hiring production workers for its new U.S. assembly plant later this year. MORE
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Automakers Race to Meet ‘Clunker' Demand

August 12, 2009
DETROIT-After slashing production for months, Detroit's automakers are racing to keep up with demand for the fuel-efficient models that are hot sellers under the federal cash-for-clunkers program. MORE
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